Andhra defeat Tripura by 124 runs in Ranji Plate group tie

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2011, 20:41 PM IST

Visakhapatnam: A four-wicket haul by T Atchut Rao helped Andhra defeat Tripura by 124 runs on the last day of the Ranji Trophy Plate division Group A tie on Sunday.

Chasing a target of 333, Tripura, struggling at an overnight score of 24 for five, were bowled out for 208 in 54.2 overs in their second innings.

Atchut Rao and K S Sahabuddin, who claimed three wickets, broke the back of the Tripura`s innings by taking wickets at regular intervals and help their team secure five points.

G V S Prasad took two wickets.

Tailenders Udit Patel (59), Manishankar Morasingh (52) and Vinayak Samant (42) were the only ones to offer some resistance and help the team reach a respectable score.

Brief scores: Andhra first Innings: 235 all out in 61.5 overs. Tripura first innings: 174 all out in 83.4 overs Andhra second innings: 271 for six decl. Tripura 2nd 208 in 54.2 overs. Points: Andhra 6 points; Tripura 0.

PTI